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A lost beauty
How in the world did we allow Hollywood to destroy a talent as rare as Gail Russell's. She was the most enchanting star of the 40's at Paramount. I recently have been watching her films and buying as many as I can find. She was a talent to be treasured. Her performances in ANGEL AND THE BADMAN, THE LAWLESS and a Western from the 50's, SEVEN MEN FROM NOW are some of the finest in feature films. Someone please do a book on her.
I have always loved Gail Russell. Seeing her movies are a treat. Sometimes I watch "Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour" "Lady in the Dark" "The Uninvited" "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" and "Our Hearts Were Growing Up" and not see a trace of the nervouness or fright that she suspossedly felt. I think what she herself said was true..."It happened too fast" and she was not prepared for it. As a result her life took a terrible turn and Hollywood wrote her off. But her talent and beauty live on forever in those and the other films she made. I hope one day someone writes a good book about her. Her story is fascinating and needs to be told.
angel and the badman
- Janice McFadden
even though i have only seen her in one movie. every time that movie comes on i can't wait for it to come. there no dought in my mind she was a good actress and would have award winning one.
Correction of Birthdate
- Elena Paperny
The beautiful and talented Gail Russell was born in September of 1924, which actually would have made her 36 at the time of her early death.
A rare great beauty
- Janice Warren-mckay
I do not understand why there have not been a book written about the life and tragic ending of such a beautiful talented young woman and I would also like to add that who ever was the person to advise her to ease her stage fright by drinking alcohol as a cure. How sad to loose such a lovely young lady to such an ugly disease so early in her life. When I first saw Ms. Russell in the movie Angel and the Badman I was enchanted with her beauty and dark eyes and her look of pure wholesomness. Hollywood really lost someone special and that my feelings about the late great GAIL RUSSELL.
There is a great book here
Why has no one written a biography on Gail Russell? Her life was amazing, tragic and fascinating. There is a great story on a great beauty and no one has thought to bring it to the public's attention. Please someone DO A BOOK ON GAIL Bless her beautiful soul and may she find the peace she so wanted on this earth.
a great beauty is missed.
What can one say when you see the waste of a great talent and the distruction of it in it's flower.
An unsung beauty
I am 23 and just finished watching THE UNIVITED on TCM. I had never seen Gail Russell before and am fascinated by her. I am trying to view more of her pictures. Please play them if you have them in your catelogue. Gail was an extraordinary beauty. I just read her tragic bio. and cannot believe her life story has not been made into a book or a film. Can't wait to see her in more films.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND TRAGIC ACTRESS
I never realized just how lovely she was until I viewed BACHELOR'S DAUGHTERS. How did I miss this beauty? And she was a winsome actress with great scope. In reading about her life, I am disturbed as to how Hollywood could have allowed this girl to be so tragically neglected.
A great beauty
Gail Russell was one of Hollywood's most beautiful actresses. How tragic we lost her at such an early age. No one since has had the vulnerable, heart-breaking quality that Gail had. She was a true one-off and watching her old films always warms my heart.
Hollywood"s lost child
- Vin Conserva
A Goddess. A very under rated actress. The camera loved her. She had a quality of etheral beauty as well as sadness. A documentary on her amazing story (discovery, fame and ultimately doom ), would be greatly appreciatted. The quintessential "Hollywood gone wrong tale".
The most beautiful girl in Hollywood
Please play more of her films. She is a much ignored actress and beauty
A talent indeed
- Ken Green
Great actress whom I thought, was not only supporting in her films, but also an overall asset to films of her time. I pray for her soul that her next life is much better than this one had been. She will be missed very much.
Remembered for the Uninvited
This is one of my favorite movies. I would highly recommend that you watch. She gives an excellent performance and is a beautiful actress.
A lost beauty
- Ron Stephenson
One of the truly lovliest actresses of the 40's, this doe-eyed beauty has never received the credit she deserves. Her performances in such films as ANGEL AND THE BADMAN, MOONRISE, THE LAWLESS, NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES, OUR HEARTS WERE YOUNG AND GAY and TATTERED DRESS were all under-rated and stand the test of time. Her vulnerability and soulful countenance brought so much to each film she was in. Aside from being one of the most beautiful women in films she was also a fine talent.
A Tragic Figure.
- Jimmie P.
It never fails to amaze me when I see one of such beauty unable to realize thier true value and worth, both to themselve's and family , and to the world. To lose ones life at 36 from the condition her liver was in would have required a ocean of booze in that short timeframe. She just could'nt see her qualities without the bottle's confidence prop. How sad, she was so very lovely and talented.
When Films Were Special
- Richard Austin Healy
A movie and performance in an era when screen writers knew how to write and actors such as Gail Russell conveyed beauty and talent that was more than just skin deep. And let us remember, filmed in black and white, it is far more entertaining than today's films with all their special effects.
Gail Russell a very pretty girl
- T O
and a good Actress, sad that her life ended the way it did. Very young to have the problems that she had will be missed.